The Rapid-S is born from the desire to go fast down class 1 and 2 rapids in the Mountains of New Zealand. The hull shape is derived from the popular SES with the flexible, yet stiff multi-sport construction to bounce off the river bottom. The bow deck has a streamlined high volume shape to shed water when punching through rapids to keep you moving on the backside. Over stern rudders kick-up out of the way when they run aground, a must for shallow waters! The Rapid-S is a beast on the flat water too, moving very fast on the slack water or lakes.